Thursday, November 29, 2012

Netflix on Ubuntu Lightning Review


Most of you already know that Netflix has landed for Ubuntu users. Not officially, but the emulated version is good enough to use daily for your televisionphile desires in Linux. So here goes, the Ubuntu Netflix Lightning Review. Enjoy.

Who's it For? 

Ubuntu users. All Ubuntu users with a capable machines (2+GHz Processor, at least 2 GB of RAM) can and SHOULD take advantage of this app. It's not only tolerable in terms of lag (there's barely any), but it's easy to set up.

How do I use it?

It's very easy to install and set up. How easy you ask? As easy as entering in a small amount of commands. Just follow the list below for success. And trust me, you WILL be successful.

In a new Terminal window enter:

  • sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio

  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop


To launch the application open the Unity Dash and search for ‘netflix’. 

What do you think?

It's awesome. I have been waiting for this for the longest time. One of the only things that ever held me back from using Ubuntu fully was the lack of Netflix. Everything else I can do within the operating system... and I can do it very well!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately! I've been incredibly busy, but I'll try and finish my latest, Ubuntu-related editorial for post this weekend. Hope this helps! If you have any questions or issues with installation, don't hesitate to contact me here in the comments for assistance. This is an invariably valuable tool that everyone should have access to. That wasn't a joke.

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